Yes. As the title says, it’s another attack of the exclusives. I have to admit, I haven’t really been up to date with all the new figure releases lately. Life has been a bit busier for me more or less, which is why I am unable to look through the new announcements of upcoming figures like I used to. A friend on Twitter gave me a heads up on a exclusive figure of a character I love though, which is why this post has been made.
First up, the one of the releases that have piqued my interest are the upcoming Touhou plushies by Gift.
Now, I have to admit something, as much as I love Reimu and Marisa, I haven’t played a lot of Touhou. I have downloaded the 13 Touhou games thanks to a Touhou shrine which I couldn’t locate again because I couldn’t remember how I even found it. Sadly enough, I haven’t played all of the Touhou games and have only experienced Imperishable Night (which is epic awesome), which is why I couldn’t really identify each and every Touhou character I see. I have taken quite a liking to Sanae though because she looks so cute. I don’t know, I think it’s her unusual hair that makes me think she’s very adorable since when I try to look at the rest of her, she looks quite plain.
Now, before I continue on rambling, the reason why this certain release piqued my interest is because of the freebies that are with the plushies. The plushies are going to be sold during Gift’s Plush Festival and each purchase will come with a Reimu or Marisa keychain, a Sanae or Sakuya keychain (when you purchase a plush of either Sanae or Sakuya) and clear file folders for everyone (which might mean they’re given away for free!).
This might be a little surprising to hear since it’s a common stereotype, but I’m not really very interested in the plushies. I’m more interested in the keychains and the clear folder more than anything… but I’m pretty much expecting that if they ever show up anywhere online, they’d fetch a hefty price… unless someone is kind enough to send me one of these for free *o* *kills wishful thinking* Then again, Sanae is still adorable! If Gift plushies were affordable, I might’ve decided to save up for Sanae already ><;
Next up, KyoAni’s upcoming figure of K-On!’s Tainaka Ritsu
Following their Akiyama Mio figure, which would definitely fetch a high price on the online market, KyoAni will be making the “Don’t Say Lazy” version of Ritsu. I have to say, that like my initial impression of their Mio figure, the pose is quite unique compared to all the existing Ritsu figures out there, and of course, since it’s the “Don’t Say Lazy” version, the outfit is just wonderful. I’m really loving Ritsu’s heels so much, and the pose she’s in just accentuates it. Although it reminds me so much of a possible martial art pose, I can’t help but think that the pose actually directs the viewers attention to the smaller details of the figure, like for examplem Ritsu’s ring and her heels.
As much as I would wish I can collect KyoAni’s incarnations of the Keion-bu, my wallet is already dying so I’ll have to settle for nendoroids ^^;
Last, but DEFINITELY not the least among the exclusive releases list is…
Dengeki Hobby’s new Aisaka Taiga figure! When I saw this I was just… in AWE. She is so lovely! And as you probably know by now… I’m a HUGE Taiga/Toradora! fan. I would definitely want to grab this figure, but seeing as she’s a mail-order exclusive, she’s not going to be budget friendly… which sucks because I already have a load of pre-orders in the following months and I don’t think I can squeeze more money for pre-ordering this lovely Taiga figure since I already bought a bunch of figures the past few days ;A;
A few days ago, I was technically attacked by an exclusive…
A few days ago, I saw someone on LiveJournal posting a sale of different Code Geass figures and she happened to be selling a figma Suzaku as well. The figma was at a reasonable price so I took the opportunity to buy him since I’ve been searching for him for a while now (mostly because Lelouch is ronery!). So, I purchased figma Suzaku, along with a few other Geass trading figures and the damage is $140. Talk about expensive! But, that’s what you get for exclusives, I’m afraid.
I guess it might be a little ironic since I previously ranted about Saber Lily ~Distant Avalon~’s clone the Saber Lily ~Golden Caliburn~, and yet figma Suzaku is more or less also a clone of figma Lelouch, with just a different head. But then again, duplicates for articulate figures means more fun! Especially with what some of the Geass fangirls have been doing with these two. *hears guys’ screams from afar*
Well, as of this post, I’m nearing being broke… since I still have a list of pre-ordered figures I have yet to pay… but I still wish I can be able to avail of the Dengeki Hobby exclusive Taiga figure. ><; I guess that’s how it is when you have been effectively hit by the exclusive figures! OTL
Source: Neko Magic